Collin and I went skating again today. Semoran Skateway has a Tiny Tots (under 12) skate Saturday mornings from 10-12. We first went skating in December -- he's gotten a lot better at it and spends much of the 2 hours in the big rink. He doesn't seem to have a sense of his center of gravity--you can see him sway and swing in the limb a bit, but he sure has gotten better at it. It's amazing really and I keep thinking of how kids develop muscle control and marveling over my muscle memory. I love watching Collin concentrate. His wrists turn out and he gets this look on his face. This week he wanted me to show him how to go backwards... so I did. He's not quite ready to go backwards yet. Surely he needs to really master forwards and that center idea, but what the heck... we had fun in the practice rink trying it out.
Other news, we have a new flock!
Yes, more Spice Chickens: Ginger, Honey, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Saffron & Yoda ... Collin's special chick. We think (dare I say hope) that they are all hens, but you never know when you pick from the pullets and chicks at Tractor Supply (pullets hopefully being hens). We have 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 "Pullets" of an undetermined breed. We'll see how their feathers come in. The plan is to build an A-frame chicken tractor and move them around the yard a bit.